About Us 2017-08-08T15:15:40+00:00


Our mission is to positively impact the quality of life of all of our students and help strengthen our community through character education and philosophy.

Based on the unique martial arts style and teaching strategies of Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, the Father of American Tae Kwon Do, our instructional approach is the culmination of half a century of ongoing development and refinement. As a result, ours is a truly proven system, a martial arts experience that provides fun, fitness, and self-defense ability. What’s more, we believe our system helps build life skills—such as confidence, focus, and discipline—that are important at any age, in any endeavor, for all aspects of life. Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee’s philosophy has been shared in the USA for over 50 years which is includes over 100 U.S. Congressmen and Senators, as well as famous figures like Muhammad Ali, George Allen, Jack Anderson, and Bruce Lee.

Our student creed is:  “ To Build true confidence through Knowledge of the mind, Honest of the heart and strength in the body. To keep friendship with one another and to build a strong and happy community. Never to fight to achieve selfish ends but to develop might for right.”


6 Weeks For $99 For Martial Arts Programs

4 Weeks For $69 For Kickboxing



Grand Master Jeff Dunn

Grand Master Jeff Dunn is the head instructor at Karate World in Kenilworth, NJ. Jeff Dunn began his martial art training in 1976 in Killeen, TX. He is a 6th Degree Black Belt under Great Grand Master Jhoon Rhee and is an 8th Degree Black Belt under Grand Master Jose Santamaria. He has trained in Muay Thai Kickboxing in Thailand and operates one of the largest schools on the East Coast. Master Dunn has over 30 years of full-time teaching experience.

Karate World opened in June of 1991. Its core art is the world famous Jhoon Rhee system of Tae Kwon Do. Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee is the founding father of Tae Kwon Do in the US, bringing it here in 1956. Karate World also offers Thai Kickboxing for fitness and teaches many Kickboxing Classes per week! We have a 7,500 sq. foot facility with 3 training rooms. Karate World has produced over many AAU Junior Olympic Tae Kwon Do Gold Medalists and many North American  Sport Karate World Champions.

Our staff here in Kenilworth, NJ has the confidence and belief that anyone can succeed in any of our programs while having a lot of fun doing so. Students will achieve many different skills and techniques and will feel a sense of accomplishment. Karate World is committed to providing the highest quality training available and is proud to say that we will give a positive learning environment in which individuals of all ages can benefit from. No matter what abilities you are made of, we guarantee you that you will be treated with common courtesy and recognition. We strive for our student’s happiness and we do everything in our power to make sure our students are learning, building endurance, and having a great time.

Our academy specializes in Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, and Fitness Kickboxing. We offer outstanding instruction and training for men, women, and children. Karate World believes in always having a friendly mindset for both newcomers and those returning to the program. Whether you are a serious competitor or just in it for fun, we have something for you. Our staff here in Kenilworth, NJ is well qualified and will become role models to their students. Individuals that become part of our training program will have the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest masters in the field.

People choose to train here at Karate World in Kenilworth, NJ because we provide a non-intimidating, safe and clean environment which allows an individual to fully get the most out of our program. Our training programs are comprehensive and balanced and offer students the ability to learn technique, strength, confidence, and self-defense. At Karate World we believe that all of our programs should be serious but fun at the same time. We want our students to feel comfortable in class and to really get the most out of their time spent here. Our students will train, progress, and achieve here at Karate World.

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We fall to the level of our training